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Episode 19: Claire from Dungarvan

“Have you tried Dungarvan?” Christina, Lisa, and Joanne chat to Claire from Dungarvan, ahead of International Women’s [Brew] Day and Women’s History Month. Claire Dalton is one of the four founders of Dungarvan Brewing Company, together with her husband Tom, her brother the Head Brewer Cormac, and Cormac’s wife Jen. Back in the crash of…

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Episode 18: Malt 101

It’s back to brewing basics with Thandi, Katie, Lisa, and Bean. Things are getting malty in the first episode of the Ingredient Series. What does malt mean anyway? In fact, what’s malting? What are malts? Where do you get them and what do they taste like? And how long has this been going on? Hop…

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Episode 17: Malt Tonics – Part 2

Swing by the ol’ sanatorium with Christina, Lisa, and Bean, as they follow the fashions of advertising beer as a healthy choice in Part 2 of our deep dive into Malt Tonics. From malt tonics to tonic stouts, to Prohibition-era medicinal and sacramental… erm… booze… fermented and malted grain beverages have been prescribed for everything through the…

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Episode 16: Straight to the Dirty Bits

Lipstick is red, Carolyn’s beer is blue (okay it’s kinda green, silly dilly), Stouts are sweet, and so are you! Join in this “Galentine’s” session with Hilary, Katie, Thandi, and Carolyn. Thandi shares how one first Valentine’s gift started a lifetime of brewing. Carolyn recalls “Singles BINGO” and dating with no money in college. The…

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Episode 15: Malt Tonics – Part 1

Delve into beer history with us at your peril! It’s part one of malt tonics and medicinal beers! Christina talks to Lisa and Bean about malt tonics and the old-timey (or is it new-timey?) ways they were marketed to women, doctors, women doctors, the healthy, the sick, and everyone from tots to wrinklies. What went…

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Episode 14: St. Brigid

In celebration of St Brigid’s Day on the first of February, we’re chatting about this badass Irish saint and how she’s related to beer. Oh, you didn’t know? Yep – she was a Brewster! Thandi is host today along with Christina, Lisa, and Katie. Expect to hear all about: Ale Feasts St. Brigid’s miracles (and…

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Episode 13: Dry January

It’s official: The Beer Ladies love wort. Fermented, hopped, de-alcoholised, and otherwise… As long as it tastes lovely, Thandi, Christina, Katie, and Carolyn are here for it. Tag along as they try a self-curated selection of bottles and cans, and talk about the various ways non-alcoholic beers are made, now and in our dreams. We…

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Episode 12: Beers on a Budget + Hangover Cures

Lisa’s at the virtual wheel with Joanne and Bean and this episode is all about getting bang for your buck this January. They reminisce over their old student days and dream of going to Rascal’s and Franciscan Well for pizza in the After Times. But whilst in January lockdown, they try to stretch the budget to…

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Episode 11: History of Christmas Beer

Would you want the Norse God Odin spitting in your beer? What if it were in Coppers at 3 AM after a pub crawl? Host Joanne, together with Christina, Katie, and Lisa, bring you mythical stories of Viking violence and the unseemly eating of children, inspiration for making warm spiced glüh-beer (perhaps garnished with the…

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Episode 9: Christmas Casual

Straight from Thanksgiving, we’re into the Christmas season. This week on the podcast, Thandi plays host and we are hanging out with no real agenda. But we quickly get onto the topic of Christmas and traditions as Christina brings a few items out for a bit of show and tell while Bean and Sarah share…

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